The .150 spring batting average now seems about as relevant to Raul Ibanez as a hairbrush. The Yankees new left-handed DH just hit a three-run homer off James Shields in the third inning and the Yankees have erased the 4-0 deficit Carlos Pena put them into, taking a 6-4 lead. Lost in all the panic about Ibanez' poor BA is the fact that he did lead the team in spring HRs with three -- and had another pulled back -- and knocked in a healthy 10 runs. The long ball is what they signed Ibanez to provide and he has wasted no time in providing it.
6hDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com
1dDanny Knobler, Special to ESPN.com